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BBQ News: 08/15 – 08/21

- Jan Harding was poisoned at a Dickey’s BBQ in Utah after an employee mistakenly added sodium hydroxide into the sweet tea. – Dickey’s BBQ plans to open their 500th location before the end of the year. – I promise, you’ll miss the meat: You won’t even miss meat when you make this killer vegan BBQ sandwich recipe: http://t.co/Jpiz6zeWaj pic.twitter.com/xRZqYPDHGy — MUNCHIES (@munchies) August 16, 2014   – Austin Woman Magazine named their top 10…

Dickey’s Barbecue in Hot Water over Tainted Iced Tea

What a difference a few weeks can make. In late July, Dickey’s Barbecue, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, began a new national advertising campaign with the theme “We Know Barbecue.” They also announced that they expected their five hundredth store would open before 2014 came to a close. All of that excitement is now on hold as they deal with their most challenging public relations moment in the company’s seventy-three year history. Last Sunday, Jan Harding…

BBQ News: 08/08 – 08/14

- The Barbecue Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 inductees: Congrats to the 2014 #BBQHallofFame Inductees: Henry Perry, Pat Burke, & @drbbq! http://t.co/UPVEHhFuqN — American Royal (@AmericanRoyal) August 11, 2014   – Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson will open next Monday. The Dallas Morning News has some photos from a preview dinner.  – By the end of the month, downtown Grapevine will have a new barbecue joint when Meat U Anywhere BBQ opens.  –…

New BBQ Joint Opening in Grapevine

For nearly a decade San Angelo native and current Keller resident Andy Sedino worked for Rudy’s BBQ. When he left in 2012 he was a managing partner and the Director of Operations for the North Texas franchises of the popular chain. Now he’s looking to bring his own brand of barbecue to the area. Meat U Anywhere BBQ has been a catering operation for the last year or so, but a permanent restaurant location is…

Fires in Recent Texas BBQ History

Last week a fire at Hinze’s BBQ in Wharton shut the restaurant down indefinitely. The fire began as a grease fire in the pit, but quickly spread. The building was a total loss, but the owners have vowed to rebuild. That’s not always the case. A fire can be emotionally and financially devastating to a small business, and many never recover. Here’s a look at some recent fires at Texas barbecue joints along with their…

BBQ News: 08/01 – 08/07

- Sad news out of Wharton, Texas. A fire started in the pit room of Hinze’s BBQ, and the building is a total loss:   – More details on the devastating fire at Hinze’s BBQ in Wharton from the Houston Chronicle. – A Go Fund Me site has been starting to help the rebuilding effort at Hinze’s. – A much smaller fire occurred at a Bill Miller’s in San Antonio when a pot of beans…

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